As we anticipate the end of the cold weather, it’s time to inspect one aspect of boating safety that people sometimes forgets – personal flotation devices (PFDs), life jackets, if you wish.
The U.S. Coast Guard requires boaters meet several requirements (more…)
If you’re looking for that perfect Christmas gift for the inshore angler and the budget is, shall we say, limitless, then take a look at the “Cadillac” of fishing rods from G. Loomis. The NRX “Mag Rod” Inshore spinning rod series offers fast and extra-fast (more…)
Way back when fishing on Alabama Gulf Coast’s fishing was in its infancy, anglers had very few choices when it came to fishing line. Back in the 50s, that line was made of Dacron. Monofilament finally came along and gave anglers a much wider range of (more…)
If your offshore season has come to an end, something I am always slow to accept, now is a good time to think about your off season tackle plans. For me, the weather is still nice enough to fill my days with outdoor activities. But as the weather gets (more…)
Get ready to take two foodie travel bloggers on a culinary tour of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. That’s right! You get to be their virtual tour guide and help them discover all the good eats locals and visitors rave about on the Alabama Gulf Coast during (more…)
For as long as I can remember, searching for vacation value has been my “job.” As family CFO, planning trips to get the most bang for the buck, so to speak, has always been a goal. After all, the better the vacation value, the more vacations we can take!
If you have someone who loves to fish offshore on your holiday gift giving list, buying for them should be as easy as a limit of red snapper on opening day! We all love and need stuff, lots of saltwater stuff. From just a few bucks to as much you as you’d (more…)
Just like any creature that’s metabolism is regulated by temperature, fish along the Alabama Gulf Coast get a little sluggish in the winter when water temperatures drop.
The cooler the water, the slower the metabolism of the fish, which means there (more…)
In all my travels on the Alabama Gulf Coast, there’s one thing I know…you don’t have to go far to find an amazing appetizer, entrée or dessert in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you. Mark these down for your (more…)
Winter is a time of year I love visiting Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Any season is a great time to visit the 32 miles of pristine beaches in Alabama, but winter does hold a special place in my heart. It offers a fantastic getaway from the cold that (more…)